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Alexis Ohanian
Works at Breadpig
Attended University of Virginia
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Founders, I hope you can all make it to this point in your companies when the thing to fear is fucking up culture.
On Monday, October 21, 2013, I sent this letter to our entire team at Airbnb. I have decided to publish this in the even…
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hey you amazing people who backed my +Prizeo to fund EVERY #STEM classroom in #Brooklyn on +DonorsChoose.org -- this campaign funded 88 projects and helped 10,347 students!

Thanks to you, Mr. Lauro’s students were able to travel to Dallas to compete in the U.S. Chess Federation Elementary Chess Tournament, and Mrs. Zysberg’s students had the opportunity to build circuits.

You can see pictures and impact letters from all of the classrooms helped here: http://www.donorschoose.org/donor/2197980?tab=PROJECTS_SUPPORTED
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Amazing. Glad to be part off this greatness. Thanks again
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Designers take note.
Summary: The Secret app might be fueled by gossip, scandal, and salacious secrets, but it’s soared to popularity (at least in the Valley) because it’s used a no-UI concept and utter simplicity to just get out of the user’s way.
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True words from +Sam Altman.
Don't give up, founders.
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Thrilled to tell NBC News and the world about Patreon.

If you don't know, now you know.
Short Cuts: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talks about Patreon, a new crowdfunding site that lets fans make monthly contributions to help artists do the wo...
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Remember the backpackers held hostage in Iran for 26 months? One of them is raising funds for an investigation into the US prison system (and doing an AMA about all of it right now!)

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/23dpg2/i_am_shane_bauer_investigative_journalist_i_was/
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SO CLOSE! You've just got a few days to get this amazing Andy Romero Teespring on your torso! http://teespring.com/morenerds
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Well i think it is sweet :-)
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Too little, too late, Google. +Patreon is drinking this milkshake.

**(Alexis Ohanian Keeping in mind I say this as an investor in said milkshake-drinking-startup.)**
YouTube wants to be treated with the respect of a full-fledged television network. So it's advertising on real television. Here's why that's good news for everyone.
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We live in the future. A future with no more warm beers.
Thanks, Spin Chill, for being part of my latest Quarterly!
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Va salut dragi prieteni si va doresc o zi superba la toti si tote deaici din spania
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Work
Occupation
Creator of things. Writing a book: Without Your Permission
Employment
  • Breadpig
    Chief swine defender, 2009 - present
  • Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
    Board member, 2011 - 2012
  • Hipmunk
    Head marketing dude, 2010 - 2011
  • Kiva.org
    Kiva fellow in Armenia, 2010 - 2010
  • reddit
    Co-founder, 2005 - 2010
  • UVA Parking and Transportation Dept.
    Parking Booth Attendant, 2003 - 2005
  • Pizza Hut
    Dishwasher/Cook/Server, 1999 - 2001
Places
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Currently
Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Columbia, MD - Charlottesville, VA - Somerville, MA - San Francisco, CA - Yerevan, Armenia
Story
Tagline
Startup guy who wants to make the world suck less & doodles all his own logos.
Introduction
Guten Tag! I'm a startup guy in Brooklyn who gave a TED talk about a whale. TechCrunch calls me "one of the more passionate and audacious young entrepreneurs in tech." Hide your kids - especially because I'm writing a book called Without Your Permission.

After graduating from UVA, I started reddit.com with Steve Huffman. Founded Breadpig, which creates geeky things, sells them, and gives away all the profits -- over $190,000 so far; things like: xkcd: volume 0, AwesomeSauce, LOLMagnetz, WTFCNN?!, Save Yourself, Mammal!, and a fake Rock Band.

Helped launch hipmunk -- ran marketing, PR, and logo-doodling -- presently an advisor. Ambassador to the East for Y Combinator. Angel investor at Das Kapital Capital, LLC.

Once rendered in CGI on NMA.TV. Bloomberg TV contributor. And my favorite: Stephen Colbert once gave me a shoutout.

If you've ever told someone about any of my projects, I owe you a beer. (Thanks!)

And if you're interested in having me speak -- I do it to fund my hummus addiction -- please email my agent.
Bragging rights
Co-founded reddit, gave a TED talk, and can eat more hummus than you.
Education
  • University of Virginia
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Birthday
April 24